FlexSchool's mission is to create learning spaces where gifted & talented, neurodiverse and twice-exceptional students from all over the world are accepted, valued, and supported.
FlexSchool is a private and post-graduate school, grades 1-12, for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) learners. FlexSchool`s small, discussion-based classes are custom-designed for insatiable minds, and infused with the executive functioning and social emotional support that 2e learners thrive on.
FlexSchool`s amazing faculty focuses on critical thinking in all areas of learning; a "toolbox" concept emphasizing how to learnrather than an "encyclopedia" concept emphasizing specific material (though all core bases are covered in depth!).
We focus on our students` strengths through academically rigorous courses and then provide any support a student needs.
FlexSchool is an accredited school providing a high quality, discussion-based, experiential educational experience for students who want more.
We currently have three campuses. Berkeley Heights, NJ & Bronxville, NY. and our Cloud Campus, where we offer virtual learning with a dedicated Head of School, teachers and staff.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 43 students
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

FlexSchool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive functioning, slow processing, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Anxiety, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ+
Year Founded
2014
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
FlexSchool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
5 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
683
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Student choice)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
www.flexschool.netFlexSchool meets all requirements for Naples Act Placement which allows public school districts to place special education students into accredited schools that meet the standards and requirements. Please ask us for more information.
Summer Program Cost Notes
FlexSummer Extended School Year ProgramIf your child or students are in need of academic maintenance, credit recovery, continued social/emotional development, or meeting state graduation requirements to allow greater schedule flexibility during the school year then FlexSchool ESY may be the right fit. FlexSummer ESY is also a fantastic opportunity to explore whether FlexSchool will be an appropriate Naples Placement. Our relationship-based model embraces students for who and where they are, then supports them as they learn to thrive. FlexSchool has a full team of support staff including social workers and learning specialists. Our faculty is specially trained in supporting learning challenges, executive functioning skills, social/emotional support, and customizing curricula to fit student’s needs.
Admissions Director
Jacqui Byrne
Admissions Associate
Sarah Seeney

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Homework Club, Media Arts Club, Minecraft Club, Roblox Club, Robotics Team

School Notes

FlexSchool's mission is to create learning spaces wheregifted and twice-exceptional students all over the world areaccepted, valued, and supported.

Many highly creative and eager gifted students struggle to thrivein school. Some lose their confidence, their sense of purpose andfinally their will to try. Whether they are impacted by a specificlearning disability, poor executive functioning, struggle with slowprocessing speed, anxiety or even intense stubbornness to "dothings their way," they are stuck. It`s no wonder. Gifted kids can be a conundrum for schools. While not suitable for every 2e student, FlexSchool can support those who are socially-minded to enjoy a community of peers. At FlexSchool we work with students to accelerate or decelerate coursework as necessary.

FlexSchool is a unique learning network for gifted and twice exceptional (2e) elementary, middle and high school students. FlexSchool embraces students for who and where they are, then supports them as they learn to thrive. Small, ability-based discussion classes taught by subject experts ensure meaningful conversations and the opportunity to ask high-level questions. The faculty, trained and supported by learning specialists and mental health professionals, focuses on critical thinking in all areas of learning; a "toolbox" concept emphasizing how to learn rather than an "encyclopedia" concept emphasizing specific material (though all core bases are covered in depth). Students are supported and encouraged to study topics that interest them with faculty mentors. FlexSchool is also a safe and fun environment for accelerated students who want to "join in" rather than "stand out."

FlexSchool campuses are deliberately embedded in the community to use local resources. Examples of this include experiential learning in the local area every Friday (FlexFridays), meaningful community service, and opportunities for students to find local mentors and activities that both support and extend their interests.

Importantly, homework is relevant and minimized at FlexSchool. Itis not seen as a gateway to a grade. Executive functioning, the process of mental control and self-regulation that helps us organize and plan, is explicitly taught and practiced.

Recognizing that many students live outside of our region, FlexSchool is designed to welcome students virtually into our classrooms through our Cloud Classroom video conferencing technology. If private instruction is needed, students "remote in "with their teacher 1:1. FlexSchool has had great success with remote students from as far away as Florida, California, India and Switzerland!


Academics
  • Subject experts with training in learning challenges, executivefunctioning skills, emotional support, and customizing curriculafor individual students. All faculty trained by Stephen ChouPsy.D., Norma Hafenstein Ph.D., Heidi Molbak M.S. NCC, and alearning specialist on supporting students` secondexceptionalities.
  • Student/faculty ratio of 4:1
  • Minimized, relevant homework
  • Study hall & homework club after school so students leaveschool free to pursue other interests
Experiential Learning
  • FlexFridays are a mix of hands-on learning, invited speakers,and school trips.
  • Year-long project on a topic of student`s choice addresses thequestion: What problem in the world do you want to address.
  • An annual week-long trip to Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermontfor environmental science, group challenges, ropes course, andsurvival skills. Parents of anxious students are welcome.
Environment
  • Teachers respect students` abilities
  • Questions are welcomed (that`s why we have subjectexperts!)
  • Welcoming and kind student population
  • Safe atmosphere so students can take academic risks
College Counseling provided by expert counselors.
Profile last updated: 04/11/2022

School Reviews

5  
Our child Gali is gifted, twice exceptional, and simply wired differently than most kids. Gali's growth in all areas and satisfaction in their learning has surpassed all of our dreams for what was possible for our child in these challenging middle school years. With social-emotional support, individualized learning and small discussion-focused classes, our child is thriving at Flex school, which they started in the middle of their 7th grade year at a time of psychiatric crisis. Gali now freely expresses their insatiable intellectual curiosity, participates joyfully in the life of the community and is consistently met by teachers and students alike. Flex pivoted seamlessly by creating a truly exceptional online program during quarantine, engaging Gali Monday-Friday 8-3 pm. Thankfully, we have been hybrid in person and remote since October. We are deeply grateful to Founder Jacqui Byrne and Bronxville Director Lynne Henwood for their dedication to the 2E mission and to the Flex families. They are so much more than school directors. They are social change agents and thought leaders, having created a place for 2E kids to thrive. Ben Newman: I can't agree enough. Flex school welcomed Gali and our family to join their learning community, providing us a lifeline from challenge to opportunity for growth and transformation. They opened our eyes to who our child is and the potential for who they can become with the proper learning environment. I highly recommend the school to anyone, and especially those who "march to the beat of a different drummer." I wish that I had had a school like this when I was Gali's age!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 43 students
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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